A new system forms in the tropics

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Tropical Depression Sixteen forms in the southwestern Caribbean Sea.

TD16 has been nearly stationary for the past several hours, and little movement is expected today. A slow motion toward the west is expected to begin on Tuesday.hurricane-stats-track

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm later today or tonight. If it becomes a Tropical Storm, it would get the name “Otto”. A landfall in Nicaragua and/or Costa Rica is expected by late Thursday.

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4:00 AM EST Mon Nov 21

Location: 11.5°N 79.4°W

Moving: Stationary

Min pressure: 1002 mb

Max sustained: 35 mph